MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (CHAPTER 1, ECIA)
FORMULA GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATION AGENCIES TO MEET
THE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN
(CFDA No. 84*011)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation; Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter
T7TXT¥P35 as amended, (20 U.S.C. 3851). (Expires September 30, 1987),
Funding since 1980;
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $245,000,000 $245,000,000 I/
1981 266,400,000 266,400,000*"
1982 255,744,000 255,744,000
1983 255,744,000 255,744,000
1984 258,024,000 258,024,000
Purpose; To establish and improve programs to meet the special educational
needs of migratory children of migratory agricultural workers or fishers.
Eligibility: A State education agency (SEA) may apply for a grant to
operate a State migrant education program directly, through subgrants to
local education agencies (LEAs), or through arrangements with public or
nonprofit private agencies. Two or more SEAs may apply jointly for a
grant to support a migrant education program for eligible children in
those States. Also, an SEA or a group of SEAs may apply for a grant to
operate a program for Interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant
education activities among SEAs, LEAs, and other agencies.
The following table Indicates the number of full-time equivalent students
registered on the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) since
1977. These counts serve as the basis for program funding. One full-time
equivalent equals 365 days of enrollment on the MSRTS. A count of the
actual number of students identified as eligible for services and enrolled
on the MSRTS 1s also shown.
Calendar Year Full-time Equivalent Number of Eligible Students
Students (ages5-1 ?T (Under 21 Years of Age)
1977 296,430 467,796
1978 323,501 494,417
1979 366,460 522,154
1980 398,798 550,253
1981 417,298 577,483
1982 426,729 593,042
1983 407,650 566,714r compensatory education services, in public or private schools.